Notice of Variances and Waivers

Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
11B-18.0071: Development of Officer Training Monies Budgets and Required Reports
The Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission hereby gives notice:
That it has issued an order. On September 28, 2011, the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, received a petition for a variance of subsection 11B-18.0071(1), F.A.C., from the Florida Criminal Justice Training Center Directors’ Association. Subsection 11B-18.0071(1), F.A.C., requires criminal justice training centers to submit budgets to the CJSTC staff by February 1 each year. The petition supported the requested waiver by stating that the Legislature meets in January this year and, therefore, the budget of available moneys from the CJSTC trust fund to fund training at the centers will not be finalized by February 1, 2012. The FCJTCDA requested a variance for this reporting deadline for this year so that their budgets may be based upon the actual CJSTC budget as approved by the Legislature. The FCJTCDA requested to be permitted to submit budgets for the training centers to the CJSTC staff by April 1, 2012.
On October 27, 2011, at its regularly scheduled business agenda meeting held in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the Commission found that the Petitioner’s situation is unique. The Petitioner demonstrated that the strict application of the Commission’s rules in this case would violate the principles of fairness. The Commission found that the purposes of the underlying statute, to ensure that training centers submit timely budgets for review, will be met by granting the petition. The Commission issued an order granting the Petitioner's request for a waiver.
A copy of the Order or additional information may be obtained by contacting:
Grace A. Jaye, Assistant General Counsel, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, FL 32327 or by telephoning (850)410-7676.